Little known Benefits of riding your Bicycle to the Rail Yards Market

By now we all know the many benefits of getting on that bicycle and going for a ride like:

  • Getting in better shape and save money on health expenses
  • Benefiting the environment by reducing emissions
  • Saving Money on Gas

But I was a little surprised when I heard of these little known (to me at least) benefits:

Bike ValetOk I am not sure what the law says in Albuquerque in terms of the last little know benefit I listed but I do know that the Rail Yards Market has plenty of bicycle spots and Free Bicycle Valet. C’,mon you can’t beat that! So bike on down this Sunday, May 18 (9am-3pm) and check out all of the exciting events, vendors, activities and entertainment planned including but not limited to

Live Demo Zone 

3-D Printing

(C) 2014 Dennis Harroun

The RYM Live Art Zone welcomes the Exciting Digital Artistry of Dennis Harroun on May 18th. Dennis is a local 3-D Digital Artist at the helm of Mana Digital located at 7121 Washington St., Suite B.

We are proud to present Dennis’ work along with plenty of Live Demonstrations for the entire Market Day! See more from Mr. Harroun at

Children’s Zone


(C) Ana Romero Sanchez

Renowned photographer and woodworking artist, Ana Romero Sanchez will be on hand to create instruments with children!

Cardboard Playhouse Theatre Company will be performing  Seussical. Note: This kids event will be taking place at the Community Stage at 10 am. 

There will also be digital storytelling at 11:45 and at 2:00 featuring Princess Marisol & the Moon Thieves with the author, Alex Paramo.

Pop-up Art Zone

Metal Engraving

(C) 2014 Eric Therlander

Eric Thelander is a Albuquerque born metals artist who etches his original photographs into galvanized steel.

Photo-etchings of the Barelas rail yards, and other New Mexico locations will be on display at the Rail Yards Market may 18th and 25th at the Albuquerque rail yards growers market.


Traditional Zone

University of New Mexico Professor Francisco Uvina, will be sharing his knowledge of traditional adobe-making in a fun and educational workshop.

Main Stage

9:30 – 10:15   Donne Lewis
10:30 – 11      Poetry
11:00 – 11:45 Gabriel Angel Fuentes
12:00 – 12:45 Haptics
1:00 – 1:45     Kimo

2:00 – 2:45     Carlos the Tall

Community Stage

9:00   TBD
10:00 Kids Zone: Cardboard Playhouse Theatre Company performance of Suessical
11:00 Ruben
12:00 Mitchel Olson
1:00   Kids Zone
2:00   Gabriel Flamenco
Of course it’s not required that you bike to the Rail Yards Market, do what is best for you. However you decide to travel, I will see you there!

Alex Paramo is an Author and Co-Founder of Community PublishingCommunity Publishing brings local artists of all mediums together in creative collaborations for distribution as multimedia eBooks while promoting literacy in our communities.

#JoinOurCommunity at We are proud to be a community partner in the Rail Yards Market.


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